Mixing, editing: A Hard Day’s Night album, Long Tall Sally EP songs

Studios One and Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

With The Beatles on tour in New Zealand, George Martin and his team at EMI Studios created a number of mono and stereo mixes for the A Hard Day’s Night LP, and stereo mixes of songs already released on the Long Tall Sally EP.

The day was divided into four separate sessions. The first took place from 10-11.30am in the control room of Studio One:

The second session took place from 11.30am-1pm.

Following a break for lunch, more stereo mixes were made from 2.30-5.30pm.

The day’s final session switched to the control room of Studio Two, and lasted from 5.45-9pm. Tape copies were made of the following mixes:

  • ‘Slow Down’ (mono)
  • ‘Matchbox’ (mono)
  • ‘Things We Said Today’ (stereo)
Travel: Sydney to Wellington
Live: Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand
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